New Minecraft Pocket Edition update adds controller support and cross-platform multiplayer

minecraft-1313473010Minecraft Pocket Edition got a pretty major update today that adds in two new features; controller support, and cross-platform multiplayer for up to five people.

Controller support is a big one, especially if you hate playing games like this with a touch screen. Now the app features a page in the settings where you can assign buttons to actions, so you can completely remap a controller however you see fit. Read more

Acer’s Predator 8 gaming tablet will officially be available in November for $299

acer predator 8 gaming tabletAcer’s anticipated Predator 8 gaming tablet finally has an official release date and pricing, and it’s pretty reasonable for something that’s designed primarily to play games.

The Predator 8 sports an 8-inch 1080p display with an Intel Atom CPU and 2 GB of RAM, plus options for 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The screen is touted as being incredibly precise with a 100% NTSC color gamut rating, too. Acer has included four front-facing speakers on the aluminum frame of the device, plus enhanced tactile feedback for gaming. Read more

EA releases first ‘Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes’ trailer


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes was announced by Electronic Arts at E3 2015 in June. Details surrounding the card-based role-playing game were kept to a minimum at that time, but now EA is ready to show how the game operates. The company released the very first trailer for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes earlier today and it is packed with key characters and glasses from the beloved franchise. Players will be able to collect characters through cards and upgrade them with new abilities and gear as they advance. Gameplay, as expected, is also turn-based.

Hit the break to watch the trailer.

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‘The Walking Dead’ role-playing game debuts in the Play Store


Millions of people love The Walking Dead. What started with a comic book series has spawned two television series, high-end video games, and much more. The wildly successful franchise is constantly seeing new releases in all types of media. And the newest game from The Walking Dead is made specifically for mobile devices with support from creator Robert Kirkman.

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a role-playing game that drops players right in the middle of the infamous zombie apocalypse. Rick, Michonne (who is getting a game of her own), and the Governor are among familiar faces appearing alongside players in Road to Survival. What’s everyone doing? Collecting resources and defending themselves from zombies, of course!

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Humble Humongous Entertainment Mobile Bundle offers ‘Spy Fox’, ‘Pajama Sam’, and more


Unless you’re in your earlier twenties or younger, chances are you’ve never played a game from Humongous Entertainment. The video game developer is responsible for series like Putt-Putt, Spy FoxPajama Sam, and Backyard Sports. Believe me, children loved these games and Humongous Entertainment sold millions of copies throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium.

You can now replay games from Humongous Entertainment, thus reliving your childhood, since the newest Humble Mobile Bundle features their titles.

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